Homeland Security Grants - FY 2021

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ETCOG issued $2.5 million in grants for FY 2021 from the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Homeland Security Grants Division. The grants were for East Texas jurisdictions to prevent terrorism and improve security.

These funds assist Texas jurisdictions to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities to further the National Preparedness Goal. The goal states, “A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”

ETCOG's Public Safety Division assists jurisdictions in applying for these funds each year. Our Homeland Security Advisory Committee ranks and scores the applications. The ETCOG Executive Committee reviews the ranking and sends it to the OOG for final approval.

The list of approved grants can be viewed in the documents in the right column.



ETCOG issued $2.5 million in grants for FY 2021 from the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Homeland Security Grants Division. The grants were for East Texas jurisdictions to prevent terrorism and improve security.

These funds assist Texas jurisdictions to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities to further the National Preparedness Goal. The goal states, “A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”

ETCOG's Public Safety Division assists jurisdictions in applying for these funds each year. Our Homeland Security Advisory Committee ranks and scores the applications. The ETCOG Executive Committee reviews the ranking and sends it to the OOG for final approval.

The list of approved grants can be viewed in the documents in the right column.



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  • Harrison County approves preliminary plat for subdivision; gives HCSO the OK to seek grants

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    The court approved to allow the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office to apply for a grant on behalf of Elysian Fields ESD No. 9, to Homeland Security, via Office of the Governor, for ICOM radio equipment. Dwight Mays, grant administrator, noted the ESD is seeking about $5,000 worth of new radio equipment.

    The court also gave the sheriff’s office approval to apply for a grant to Homeland Security, through the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG), for a RapiScan 920DX Baggage Scanner and a Metor 6E Walk-through metal detector to improve courthouse security. The estimated value will be $71,499.

  • East Texas organizations offers grants for criminal justice, homeland security programs

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    The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) is hosting free workshops for entities interested in applying for criminal justice and homeland security funding.

    “We help applicants understand what needs to go into their grant applications and what they have to track once they receive funding from the state, so we can successfully bring public safety projects to East Texas,” ETCOG’s Public Safety Director Stephanie Heffner said in a post on the ETCOG website.